Daisy Ogembo is a non-practising Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and joined Birmingham Law School as an Assistant Professor in 2022. She was previously a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Oxford University Faculty of Law and a Junior Research Fellow at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. Daisy holds degrees from Oxford (DPhil, 2019), London (LLM, 2013), and Nairobi (LLB, 2006). She worked as a litigation lawyer for six years in Kenya's leading law firm, Oraro & Company Advocates, and subsequently commenced a career in academia at Strathmore Law School, Nairobi. She completed a DPhil thesis on the taxation of self-employed professionals in 2019 and was awarded a British Academy-funded three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the same year.
Daisy's area of research is tax law, an inherently interdisciplinary speciality that draws heavily from scholarly perspectives in constitutional and administrative law, economics, politics, and psychology. Various funders have funded her research over the last eight years, including the British Academy, the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, the European Commission, the Harvey Fellowship, the Chartered Institute of Taxation, the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance (Munich), and the African Tax Administrator's Forum.